ATÖLYE (founded in 2013) is a community-powered creative services organization that provides services to both clients and creative professionals globally. ATÖLYE consists of a Strategic Design Studio, an Academy, a Creative Hub, and a Ventures arm.


ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio works with companies to design and implement strategic solutions to the complex challenges they face. The Academy offers learning programs that equip individuals and teams with skills in creative leadership, radical collaboration, and systemic design. The Ventures arm offers enterprise entrepreneurship programs through business modeling, and finally, the Creative Hub creates the environment for each of these components to interact by fostering a community of over 150+ multi-disciplinary creatives who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work.


In April 2019, ATÖLYE joined kyu, a collective of the leading creative organizations in the world whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward. 


ATÖLYE’s Principles


We curate so we can better co-create. 

We make informed decisions about the people we invite in, the projects we work on, and the organizations we collaborate with. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors but they share one important trait: an insatiable desire to better themselves and the communities that surround them. 


We live, work and learn in a constant state of flow.

Our system has ill-defined boundaries by design, which allows for a steady flow of people, ideas, and perspectives. Our processes expand and contract to adapt to situations as needed, meaning we are always pushing the limits of our permeability—across geographies, projects, and industries.


We grow individually to mature as a whole. 

We are committed to nourishing the notion of a growth mindset in a holistic way. We invest in the development of individuals and organizations by co-creating the necessary tools, methods, and environments that allow us to continuously shift and grow together. 


About the Job —  Visual Communication Design Talent Trainee


At ATÖLYE, we’re working on human-centered strategic design projects that aim to create long term value. Each project marks a new chapter in our story; spanning the early research phase to the implementation of design practices such as service, product, and architecture. 


Storytelling is a critical element of our processes. It helps us capture the essence of the work and communicate its meaning to multiple stakeholders locally and abroad. We are expanding our “Communications” team and looking for a visual communication design talent trainee who has experience in creative storytelling and creating compelling visuals.


Main Responsibilities


  • Working within the Communications team to contribute to the visual communication processes and needs of projects. 
  • Helping developing ideas for visual storytelling elements that will align with the goals of the project and convey its narrative. These elements can be for printed or digital channels such as Keynotes, Google Slides presentations, motion graphics, infographics, GIFs, data visualizations, or any other relevant forms of visual content.
  • Creating visual assets for digital channels such as websites, newsletters and social media posts.




  • A portfolio of work demonstrating a strong foundation and varied skill set in visual communication design
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of graphic design, visual communication preferred. Current students studying the said fields can also apply.
  • Experience with visual design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, etc.
  • Familiarity with presentation software such as Keynote and Google Slides
  • Illustration and motion graphics skills are not essential but would be highly valued
  • Professional proficiency in English


Preferred skills and qualities


  • An interest in human-centered design, design-oriented thinking, and bringing strategy into action
  • Having an optimistic attitude with the ability to embrace ambiguity 
  • Motivation to interact with people on a daily basis to achieve shared goals 
  • Willingness to learn using new digital and physical tools that will facilitate team communication and streamline processes
  • Confidence in communicating the thinking behind work


What do we offer?


  • An inspiring and dynamic environment as part of an interdisciplinary community.
  • The opportunity to work in strategic projects with leading institutions in Turkey and beyond.
  • A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning.


A Note Regarding Job Location

ATÖLYE has two hubs in Istanbul and Dubai that houses its core team and its community. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ATÖLYE has adopted a hybrid way of working. For this position, physical presence is necessary for in-person events & programs. 


Non-Discrimination Policy

Throughout the entire job application process, ATÖLYE does not discriminate against individuals directly or indirectly based on language, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parenthood, childcare, age, HIV status, disability, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion and sect, or similar reasons. ATÖLYE provides suitable working conditions obligating employees to behave equally among teammates and complies with the principle of equality which is embedded in its organizational policy. 

Visual Communication Design Trainee